hana24, sorry, just now saw your reply to me. Remicade did help some but less and less as time went on, as I developed antibodies. I ended up having allergic reactions to it and had to stop it. I ended up starting a clinical trial for the drug Cimzia a little over a year ago. It's very similar to Humira. It seems to help with the joint pain and stomach pain, but I still go through periods of time where my stomach spasms really bother me. Just had a scope last week and they found 3 ulcers, possibly caused by arthritis meds. I also understand about
the many pills...at one time, I was up to 30-something a day (and was 24 or 25 at the time). Now I'm down to about
13 a day, only because of having to stop a couple of the meds due to side effects. It seems like a lot of the drugs help some, but nothing helps as much as I would like for it to.
...rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverence; perseverence, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4